Originally Posted by Max_!
> Yes, sorry thats what I meant. It was like 3am when I posted that.
> Of Age >= 19
The version I heard, she was 9 (and he was 51) when he took her in his bed, after 3 years of marriage. She was 19 when the prophet died.
Not that that's a problem per sť, this would be perfectly legal in Iran, provided the girl's parents agree.
This is true, there are cultural norms.. and they are what they are. Aisha was of age (past menstration) and ready for marriage.
The main purpose of her marrying so young and living with the prophet was the amount of knowlege that she gained in that time. She lived for fifty some years after the death of the prophet and spread what she learned of his life. She is the source of many ahadith of the prophet.
My wife and I are the same age, as is the cultural norm of todays more modern societies.